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and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. breaking news. earl avbz. hurricane el batters parts of north carolina bringing heavy wind, rain and power outages along with it. we'll have live cbs news coverage up and down the east coast. airport shutdown. a passenger at miami international is arrested after a screener sees a suspicious package inside a bag. four airport concourses had to be evacuated. we'll bring you the very latest. jobs jobs jobs. the august unemployment numbers come out this morning and the news is not expected to be good. what this could mean for the
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economy and your wallet. and acid attack. a woman is nearly blinded by a complete stranger after having acid thrown in her face. she'll tell her incredible survival story "early" this friday morning, september 3, 2010. captioning funded by cbs well the streets are a little quiet here in new york city, but out in ocean city maryland, you can see the waves starting to roil up out there. hurricane earl is riding a path up the coastline of the eastern seaboard. and it's causing some problems out there. >> that it is. a lot of people are starting their preparations in anticipation of the problems to come over this of course holiday weekend. we have reporters up and down the east coast this
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morning. and as we say, hurricane earl arrived overnight, bringing heavy rain dangerous wind gusts as it brushes along the east coast. among the people we want to check in with first is kelly cobiella who is in kill devil hills, north carolina where they're really freelgeeling the brunt of it this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. north carolina was hoping to be waving good-bye to the worst of earl by now, but as you can see that's clearly not the case. we're still getting wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour. and this painful rain that's whipping sideways. you can see it behind me. it hits you in the face. it feels like gravel in the face. this really kicked in around 2:00 in the morning and it has not let up. hurricane earl battered north carolina's coast with strong winds and horizontal rain for hours last night. wind gusted up to 70 miles an hour. at one point, more than 500
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homes were without power. across north carolina's outer banks, some 30,000 tourists cleared out. but there was no evacuation order for most locals. they boarded up businesses bought generators and planned to wait it out. >> one day it will come back but hopefully it won't. >> reporter: the big worries from the storm that stretches 400 miles, waves as high as 18 feet. and a storm surge up to 5 feet that push sea water and sand across the roads. last year a storm left 4 feet of sand in bill jones' driveway. >> it was two weeks before i could get into the house to start to clear the driveway. >> reporter: dent look like that will be the case this time around. as far as we can tell the damage -- >> you can see there the storm is right there with kelly because it's affecting our signal, going in and out.
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we want to turn to dave price watching earl along the coast in ocean city maryland, preparing for its arrival there. dave good morning. >> reporter: you can tell that wind buffeting the satellite dish. the winds will begin to roll in here now. we're seeing the winds pick up. waves 9 to 10 feet, expected to grow to 17 feet along the coastline. it's a quick moving storm and pushing eastward. we're talking about a cotategory 2 moving to the north-northeast at 18 piles an hour 219 to the south-southeast of where i'm standing right now in ocean city. by 2:00 p.m. it should be 200 miles right offshore. the heaviest rain here in ocean city, probably between 8:00 and 2:00 p.m. this evening. tropical storm warnings in effect. tomorrow, a nice sunny day. let's talk about what we expect. this storm rolls up to the jersey shore.
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you'll see less rain because of the eastern path it's taking, 20 to 30-mile-an-hour wind. long island you catch a break, no direct hit. 30 to 40-mile-an-hour wind. the hurricane watch nono there. it has been nearly 20 years since new england has been hit by a hurricane, but earl is expected to pound the massachusetts coast tonight and tomorrow. cbs news national correspondent dean reynolds is in chatham massachusetts, on cape cod with the very latest.
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dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. well, it's the direction of earl uppermost on everyone's mind here because just a small shift in the course could save the people up here a lot of trouble and money. from long island to cape cod, those on the eastern seaboard awaited word on earl's direction. if it turns west it could run smack into long island and cape cod. if it heads east and out to sea, $1 billion in damages might not occur. the red cross was storing up supplies and power company trucks were positioned on long island. while on cape cod, they were hauling boats from the sea. >> i think it's going to be over 75 to maybe even 100 miles an hour in chatham, so it's not worth the risk. >> reporter: there may be a state of emergency in massachusetts, but there's no sense of urgency yet. tourists strolled the shower and peered into the distance for an early glimpse of the storm to come. what are you doing to be
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prepared? >> water, candles, food ice. >> reporter: and while those along the shore on cape cod are being urged to leave, many are staying put and looking ahead to earl's departure. you're just going to ride it out? >> hopefully it's back to the beach. >> reporter: now, earl may have been downgraded to a category 2, but that that still makes it the strongest storm to threaten new england in 20 years. >> dean reynolds, we hope it stays just like that. erica? >> thanks. more breaking news this morning we want to get to from miami, where the main airport has reopened after being shut down overnight. after a suspicious package was found in a piece of luggage, cbs news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight,
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four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual delays as operations get back to full speed throughout the day. we'll monitor the situation for you. >> thank you for the update. now, here's harry. >> this morning wall street will be watching the latest
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unemployment numbers very closely. for any clues to the future for the weak economy. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis also watching this morning as well. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can we expect? >> we're expecting to learn that the economy lost 100,000 jobs overall in the month of august and that the unemployment rate ticked higher to 9.6%. >> there's always a give and take with the economy hemorrhaging some jobs but new jobs being created. where is the give and take here? >> what we're expecting to learn is that private employers, the kind of employers, for example, that cbs is added jobs in the month of august 41,000 new jobs there. however, census workers are what are dragging these numbers down right now. 115,000 census workers expected to have their temporary jobs come to the end in the month of august. i should make a significant point here. private jobs are the ones we want to see growing.
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41,000 isn't enough. >> many more than that. to, taking all of this into consideration, the jobs numbers an uptick on the market this week, there's still this sort of a sense out there that the economy is languishing and needs something to really get it going again. >> there is. this report will be very significant as the white house considers additional stimulus as the federal reserve considers additional stimulus if the report comes out considerably more negative than expect takings, that could mean in the future we will see more stimulus. of course, in this last week we've seen a lot more positive numbers from manufacturing to the housing data. >> yeah, there's a report in the washington post this morning about talk about new tax breaks for businesses and everything else. finally this morning in items of these jobs does it seem like there really is finally a tapering off in the job hemorrhaging? >> well right now employers, as they look at how many employees they have and the kind of work the output they need to do, the good news is that the number of layoffs they anticipate making in the future is at a ten-year low. so, they expect they need to
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keep their employees on their current employees on just to keep up with the demand that exists right now. >> rebecca jarvis thank you for your insight. more news with betty nguyen at the news desk this morning. good morning. >> good morning, harry. good morning to you at home. we begin with the new oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. the good news, it's not like the bp disaster but it is just off the louisiana coast. cbs news correspondent don teague is in new orleans. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, betty. there were several frightening hours for the crew of this offshore platform but thankfully, they all escaped the fire unhurt. the explosion and fire aboard the offshore oil platform vermilion 380 were spotted by workers on a neighboring rig. >> we did see the plume of smoke. and that did draw our attention. >> reporter: there were 13 crew members doing routine maintenance on the platform when the fire started. their only escape from the flames, the water. they jumped in wearing life jackets and locked arms for
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safety floating together for two hours before being rescued by a nearby ship. >> all 13 members aboard the oil platform have survived with to serious injuries. >> reporter: the first pictures of the fire were reminders of bp's deepwater horizon disaster. but vermilion is owned by mariner energy. it's a oil and natural gas production, anchored to the sea floor in 340 feet of water. it ordinarily pumps 1400 barrels of oil per day from seven active wells. the company says they're safely shut down and not leaking oil. >> there were no drilling activities under way. this isn't a blowout by any means and no reported sheen or oil or spill around the facility. >> reporter: now officials are trying to determine what sparked the fire on vermilion 380. 200 miles east of the damaged platform, bp is still working on it's blown out well.
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yesterday engineers removed that temporary cap on the well that stopped the oil flowing finally in july. no oil is still flowing. after labor day they will begin to permanently kill this well from the bottom. betty? >> cbs's don teague live in new orleans for us this morning. thank you. it is being called the largest human trafficking case in u.s. history. six suspects are under arrest and accused of luring 400 people from thailand to the u.s. with promises of lucrative jobs. the laborers were forced to work on farms in hawaii and dozens of other states. in washington israeli and palestinian leaders left their first face-to-face peace talks in nearly two years agreeing to meet again. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. not only to meet again but to have a framework for peace in just one year. a very ambitious goal for a decades' old standoff. mid east u.s. envoy george
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mitchell sounded an optimistic note. >> i believe very strongly, deeply and personally, that this conflict can be resolved. >> reporter: but senator mitchell's optimism may be premature. each side faces a divided public at home. for israel jewish settlers are vowing to restart construction which is now frozen in jerusalem in the west bank. and for the palestinians the radical group hamas refuses to recognize the state of israel and rejects the leadership of the palestinian authority. secretary of state clinton who will attend the mid-september summit says the united states will be actively involved in the negotiations. >> for our part the united states has pledged its full support for these talks. and we will be an active and sustained partner. >> reporter: but if mid east diplomacy diplomacy, there's a crisis lurking around every corner. the settlement freeze expires september 26th.
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palestinians say if it isn't extended, talks are over. but extending it could break up president netanyahu's governing coalition. >> thank you, bill. embarrassing moment for arizona governor jan brewer is making the rounds on the internet. during a debate the governor suffered through a painfully long pause. >> we have done everything we could possibly do. we have -- did what was right for arizona. i will tell you that -- >> brewer said she doesn't think she'll debate again during it campaign. now let's go back to dave price in ocean city, maryland and get our first look att
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you can tell by the shell and probably by the microphone sounds, the wind's kicking up and so is the rain. here we go. harry, erica, over to you. >> good job. >> dave, thanks. still ahead this morning, a woman is attacked with a cup of acid. thrown at her face by a complete stranger. she'll share her really unbelievable story of survival. also the best deals on four wheels. find out why this weekend is the best time of year to buy a car. plus, just how clean is your kitchen? if you're like many americans, not very. probably wouldn't even pass a restaurant inspection. don't invite us to dinner. just kidding. we'll tell you how to clean it up.
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just ahead, it's an incredible story out of washington state. a woman parks her car, going to get a cup of coffee. a woman arrives out of nowhere, throws acid in her face. luckily, she was wearing sunglasses. you can see the aftereffects of that attack. also coming up this morning, they have these brand new restaurant kitchen inspections in new york. where they give you a letter grade. we're afraid to say that if the inspectors came to your kitchen and checked out your household kitchen, you may not get a very good grade. >> don't throw that at me. >> i'm just -- >> my kitchen? >> to the general audience. >> what grade would you get? >> a-plus. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by expedia. the best travel tools are all in one place. where you book matters. expedia. home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. where you book matters. expedia.
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no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf
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it is 7:25 on this morning. wjz has weather and track together. let's begin with marty. >> what we need to do right now is go down to ocean city and dave price will be joining us. want you to know that now the real steady heavy rain is starting to approach. the wind really is now starting to pick up to the point of regular gusting of 30 to 40 miles an hour as opposed to 12 to 15 miles an hour just an hour and a half ago. now having said that we need to look at the baltimore forecast. we have a split forecast. mostly cloudy here, 89 as a high. rain off to the east.
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now with sharon with wjztv good morning sharon how are you. >> i'm doing well and our drivers are doing well because there's nothing nearly as exciting going on to the road. still have that down pole fredrick road at waverly woods not causing any problem. you can take mark lane instead. there is a look at your drive time and speed. here is look at your drive times. this traffic report is brought to you by lex us. back over to you. sharon, thank you. all eyes are on hurricane earl this morning. adam may continues our coverage of the category 2 storm from ocean city. adam? >> good morning. the outer bands of hurricane earl are getting closer to ocean city. what we're seeing right now are
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bigger waves and some passing light rain showers that is expected to pick up in intensity as the day continues and officials here say they are prepared for this storm which could bring some high wind gusts and beach erosion. adam may. back to you on television hill. >> there are unanswered questions after the sudden death of maryland student. 18-year-old catherine collapsed wednesday after playing volleyball. she was taken to a hospital where she later died. it's not known what caused her death. she was a recent graduate where a memorial has been set up in the school's horse barn. an update this morning on the maryland boy who was impelled by a sting ray's barb, his mother says her son is back home after last month's incident. he underwent two surgeries repairing damage to his liver. quinton is being treated with antibiotics. stay with wjz13 maryland's news station. up next inside information on
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the best places to find labor day car deals. and the latest on the woman who had acid thrown in her face while leaving a starbucks. for complete hurricane coverage log on to wjz.com any time.
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good morning we are looking at the doppler radar. outside of your home here we had mostly cloudy skies, now really starting to see earl move up the coast.
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with steady rain and you can see the bright color in the lower right-hand side of your screen heavier rain bands starting to press. let's look at the forecast for baltimore today. it's a different cloudy. with a hihi up next, is there danger lurking in your pots and pans? oh, okay. a new health study looks at what's cooking in your kitchens and it's not good. we'll be right back.
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the everyday cracker with the specially-crafted taste. this morning dirty kitchens. put that breakfast down for just a second. according to a new study, if you gave every home kitchen the kind of health inspection restaurants receive, one out of seven kitchens would fail. that might splin a few of the 76 million cases of food-borne disease we find in the u.s. our dr. jennifer ashton is here. it's dig gusting. they found out that test one
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out of seven wouldn't pass the test, that's conservative. >> this is precisely why i stay out of my own kitchen. but in actuality erica, there are a significant number of food-borne illnesses in the country have year resulting in about 325,000 hospitalizations the cdc estimates and about 5,000 estimated deaths due to foodborne illness. >> it's serious. probably a number go unreported so the numbers could be potentially higher. >> absolutely. >> so what is it? where are the germiest grimiest bacteria-laden spots we need to clean up? >> basically anywhere you put your hands from the second you walk in your kitchen. remember, you can potentially bring germs into your kitchen before you start cutting. anywhere from the faucet and sink to the refrigerator to the stove handles. everywhere. but these are really the biggest hot spots. they start really with what we use to clean our kitchens which are sponges. >> this -- i can just say, this
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is a plea to everyone at home. if you're ever in my kitchen, don't use my dish sponge on the sink or on the counter. it's just cross-contamination. >> exactly. it would be great if you could separate sponge for counters sponges for your dishes. the easiest thing to do is every day or every other day take your sponge, put it in your mike wavecrowave for two minutes when it's moist. it kills most germs and bacteria. don't touch it when you take it out because it will be hot. >> use clean tongs. >> right. heat kills bacteria. >> maybe a better choice not the most environmentally-friendly, but a better choice for count tops are paper towels. >> use one, toss it. if you have a cloth dish towel, make sure you wash it in high temperatures, high heat dryer regularly. but if you're using a cloth dish towel, you want it to air dry before you use it again because, again, bacteria love moisture. >> you have cutting boards. this is important. plastic. >> now, listen this is a
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jaw-dropping statistic. a cutting board, especially wood can actually have 200 times more fecal bacteria that a toilet seat. plastic is better than wood. you want to clean it well afterwards. put it in the dishwasher high heat, soap, bleach, those are the best things. >> you say high heat, soap bleach and also hand sanitizers. these are things we should use in our kitchen and you ten tills? >> clorox bleach or stainless steel. >> and keep everything separated. and please, stop using my dish sponge on the counter top. >> or like me -- >> or like jen, stay out of the kitchen, order in. up next f you're looking for a new set of wheels this may be your weekend. there you go. why this could be the best weekend of the year to buy a car. [ male announcer ] let's throw on those saturday clothes. it's doing season. when we grab a little spare time...and get after it. the home depot has all the right prices...
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this weekend could be the best time all year to buy a new car. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is back with the reasons why the deals are going to be so good. good morning. >> good morning, harry. why labor day? >> labor day they're trying to move the old product out so they can bring in the new stuff. the 2010 models they want them off the lot. you'll get a great deal as a result. zero percent financing for up to five years so you won't pay interest for up to five years. $3,000 to $5,000 in cash-back incentives. and you also get the best selection at this time of year. later in the year there might be slightly better deals but you may get an unfortunate color or something. >> the color you don't really really want. >> exactly. >> so, these are the labor day perks. these are the incentives that are out there? >> yes. >> what kind of cars are we talking about? >> almostmy type of car will have some sort of incentive on it as long as it's a 2010 model and they're trying to get it off the lot.
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the compacts from the ford focus to the chevy cobalt those are looking at good deals because they are coming out with new models. when they have the new model come out they want to get rid of the old-looking stuff. trucks tend to have the best cash back offers. suvs also in that category. midsize cars nissan i'm told has a lot of 2010 models as does toyota. remember all the problems they had earlier this year with prius, this has good incentives. >> this is where car companies make the biggest profits trucks and suv. i suppose as their inventory is finally coming down, they say we'll cut you a break. >> it's important to remember the type of deals, the incentives you're getting from that cash back to the financing, it's coming from the manufacturers themselves. not the dealerships. so the dealership you negotiate with them on price. the manufacturers have these incentives. >> you have manufacturer incentives dealers still trying to get a as much profit out of every single car.
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what kind of resources do you suggest we check so we can be armed, as we talked about the other day, with as much information as possible so we really do get the best deal? >> edmunds.com, they talk about buying used rather than new. cars.com has the top ten buys right now for the labor day weekend. and lastly go to the manufacturer websites the general motor, the ford, the toyota websites because there they list the incentives. >> here are our websites. >> go there first then the dealer. >> is that your number one buyer tip, do your -- as we always say, do your homework? >> yes. know before you go. do your homework before you head to the dealership lot. once you get to the dealership lot, you want to know the value of your trade-in so you're not just handing over a car and saying, whatever you give me for it, i'll take. you want to know that value. also on top of that you want to know the incentives before you get there. lastly negotiate on price with the dealership before you talk
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incentives. because price is, like i said where the dealership can come around and you can have a little negotiation. the incentives are set in stone. >> and you can check your trade-in value online as well. thank you very much. for more car buying advice, all you need to do is go to cbsmoneywatch.com. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ♪ everywhere i go ♪ ♪ i'll pass it on, ♪ ♪ around...and on...and on... ♪ edible arrangements. happiness is always in season. visit, call or go to ediblearrangements.com.
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harry's rocking out already. he's ready. not a little usher, as harry pointed out. big usher, big crowd, big excitement. "early summer concert series" continues this morning. usher on the plaza. also this morning, what if this weekend you were planning your wedding and you were going to be married on the outer banks of north carolina?
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it is 7:55. we are going to send it over to sharon over at traffic control with a look at the roads this monning. hello again. >> it's the quietest morning that i can remember. we haven't had much to report. i've been talking about the same two things all morning. we have a downed pole not blocking any lanes. on hartley mill road, we have a downed tree. it is blocking the road there taking mark lane instead. take a look at your drive times, still only minor delays.
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also just north of the beltway this traffic report is brought to you by ihop. as we head into the labor day weekends, here is more with hurricane earl. good morning adam. >> reporter: good morning jessica. as hurricane earl gets closer, you can see the waves are picking up right now. yesterday they were around 6 feet high. today we're seeing maximum waves already around 10 feet high. the water is still high up on the beach. we're seeing some wind gusts right now, nothing strong enough to produce any damage. that is going to change as the day continues and officials here say they are prepared for this storm. adam may wjz eyewitness news back to you on television hill there. 's a court hearing today for man facing charges after videotaping his traffic court. the charges will be dismissed.
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he based his charges under the state's wiretapping law for posting the video f to his arrest on youtube. let's go to marty bass in the weather center. thank you very much. notice here in baltimore it's great. stuffy, temperatures in the mid- 70s right now. the strongest rain that ocean city is going to see over the next few hours sits just offshore. as adam mentioned we'll be watching this for you over the next few hours. forecast is split. we're doing to call it a high of about 89 degrees mostly cloudy skies here. rainy and windy over on the coast. believe it or not in baltimore breezier and windier tomorrow. but with sunshine and temps right around 80. jes. stay with wjz13 maryland's new station. a couple getting married are coping with the affects of hurricane earl and advice on how to relieve your kids' back to school jitters.
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♪ it is kind of remarkable, right? if a universe these people would find themselves here on this friday morning. >> all wearing the same hat. >> some of them anyway. welcome back to "the early show." i'm harry smith along with erica hill. we're getting all pumped up for usher early this morning. he'll be with us this hour to perform in our "early summer concert series." we'll hear music from his latest cd and some of his greatest hits as well. >> looking forward to that. >> can you say yeah?
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>> yeah. also ahead this morning, remember the old no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks? how about welcome all of those things back because it's time for your kids to go back to school. how can you help them cope with those back to school jitters? especially some of the younger kids, if it's their first year or starting preschool? you have your jitters, too, parents. >> they're afraid of the first grade teacher. >> were you afraid of your first grade teacher? >> no. but one of my kids was. shaking. , and you know,wedding vow is in sickness and health. maybe this weekend it should be changed to come rain or come shine. can you imagine if you had a wedding planned for this weekend? on the outer banks -- >> my stress level would be really high. >> so we're going to talk to a nervous bride and groom-to-be. there they are. >> it's a beautiful couple. >> they look gorgeous right? we hope the winds are subsiding. maybe they'll be able to pull
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this off after all. >> i think they might be able to. dave price is, of course watching hurricane earl. he's in ocean city maryland this morning. dave, we'll get another check of the weather from you. >> all right. harry, erica, in every storm there are two, and these are the two. james and steven, they've been out in this water, as bad as you've ever seen it. >> yes. it's awful out there. keep in mind, guys, as you are making your plans to go on a beach weekend like this, what should people keep in mind when approaching the water? >> stay out of it. >> just stay out of it. >> when it's like this, stay out of it. >> again, here in ocean city no one allowed in the water today. swimmers are not allowed. we'll see if that's the situation tomorrow. let's go to the maps and tell you why. we have a category 2 hurricane working its way up the coast. currently 130 miles east-northeast of cape hatteras right now. it's bringing waves about 10 feet as we look at them from the shoreline. could go up to 17 feet. we're going to begin to see the
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first waves of heavy rain roll through here. basically what we have a tropical storm warning stretching from here in ocean city up to cape cod. the good news is, the storm is beginning to veer out to the east. it is going to lessen its impact on the jersey shore. still remaining, what will it do as it passes and how close will it pass to cape cod? keep in mind it doesn't matter how close it gets. the surf is going to be rough and dangerous, straight through the holiday weekend, up and down the eastern seaboard. that's a quick look at our national maps. focusing on the hurricane, of course, as we heaea good morning. let's take a look at first morning doppler weather radar, again as we've been pointing out, the bigger winds are just now starting to approach the dell marva as dave pointed out,
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the good news is the storm is on track to move away from the area. there has been no change in the outlook through the 11:00 or 5:00 a.m. updates. split forecast for this day y >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by comfort inn. after a long day of vacation, relax with comfort inn. >> they'd be grounded if they were my kids. that's all i have to say. dangerous, all kidding aside, right here along the shoreline. keep in mind, high heat in places like the carolinas. we'll see strong thunderstorms in the southern plains. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. >> thank you, dave. good morning to you at home. miami international airport reopened this morning after being shut down by an overnight security scare. most of the airport was evacuated and a traveler was detained when screeners found a metal canister in his luggage. let's go more from wfor-tv in miami. good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, betty. that man right now is being detained and questioned by local and also federal officials. cbs news has confirmed just a short while ago that the man in question is 70 years old and is a scientist. apparently he had a canister in his luggage that greatly resembled a pipe bomb. federal and local law enforcement are interviewing the man right now being detained. at this point no charges have been filed and the man has not been arrested. this canister, which caused the suspicion, has been tested. what we're learning so far, there is no trace of explosives. so, that is very good news. an fbi special agent here at the airport also tells me the man is a u.s. citizen and is cooperating with authorities. again, no charges have been brought at this time. now, this all started about 9:30 thursday evening when this passenger came in on an international flight from brazil and was going through customs. and federal officials detected
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something suspicious. now, a federal statement that was released tells us and we have learned four of the six terminals here at mia were evacuated as a precautionary measure. also, the airport roadways on several parts of the airport were also closed off. however, no flights were canceled. there were three flights that were to come in during this time while the airport was being evacuated. but those flights were simply diverted to another section of the airport. so, right now things are running smoothly again at m.i.a. after the airport was evacuated for about seven hours. and this man, the 70-year-old scientist, is, indeed right now being questioned. betty? >> thank you. unemployment numbers for august are out this morning. the government report is expected to show continued weak hiring by private businesses. and a sharp drop in government payrolls. the jobless rate is expected to rise to 9.6%. if you have a job, you're
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probably paying more for your health insurance. a new report from the kaise rechlt family foundation finds the annual contribution for family coverage climbed 14% to nearly $4,000 this year. contributions for single coverage grew 15%. on average, companies pay at least 70% of the total premiums. a federal investigation is getting under way in the gulf of mexico to determine what caused an explosion and a fire on an oil rig off louisiana. unlike the bp disaster in april, there were no serious injuries in yesterday's explosion. the coast guard says no oil is leaking into the water. and a feeding frenzy off the coast of australia this morning. a helicopter spotted hundreds of tiger sharks hunting as a group. the sharks circled and attacked a massive school of fish. some of the sharks could be seen eating their way right through the middle of the mass of fish. that's wild looking. now back to harry.
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>> all right, thanks betty. coming up next we'll take a break. but when we come back back to school jitters. how to solve the problem? [ female announcer ] stay once... stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com.
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looks and tastes just like the motts juice kids already love. but has two total fruit and veggie servings in every glass. new motts medleys. invisible vegetables magical taste. in this morning's "healthwatch," classroom stress. millions of kids are starting a new school year. some are already back. the rest are heading back after labor day. "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein is a child and adolescent psychologist here with advice for all of us to help calm those back to school jitters, no matter what age. and this really does -- i mean it's normal to be a little nervous. you're anxious. you're excited. you're starting a new school year. could be a new classroom, a new school system. when do you know this is -- this is really a problem for your child more than just the normal jitters? >> right. it's hard to know the difference between anticipateor toy anxiety
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or i'm nervous. if they're crying all the time, they're sick a lot, don't wanted to go. having stomachaches headaches. you want to start to figure out what's making them so nervous, and it could be the beginning of school. >> if it is school causing these jitters, you've broken this down for us by age. starting with preschoolers. could be potentially the first time they're separating from mom and dad. >> you wanted to try and help them do it as easily as possible. you may not have done this yet, but you want to build in separations as much as you can so they get used to just not being with mom and dad. you want to read with them a lot. you want to give them as much time to start to get ready for school. stay positive as a parent. you mentioned parent anxiety. parents can get nervous. kids will pick up on that. you want to be aware. if you can visit the classroom and get names of classmates, that's helpful so they know what they're expecting going in. >> make it more familiar before they get there. after you've gone through preschool, this is big time,
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we're going to kindergarten. >> and some of the things still apply. so, you still want to stay positive as a parent and see if you can visit the school and the classroom. the more familiar, the better. you want to focus on cooperation and discipline. how are they going to handle being in a classroom, having to be with other kids, having to follow the rules? also, you can practice reading, math, all those things at home outside of school in really fun ways so they're ready for all the school things that have to happen. >> give them a better idea of what to expect. >> exactly. >> it seems in some ways addition it's easier with your young kids. for the most part they get excited about it but kids going from elementary to middle school, this can be a scary time because of all the changes they're going through as an adolescent. >> preteen heading into middle school bullying becomes a bigger issue, cliques become a bigger issue. you wanted to be aware of how that might add into some of their anxiety. talk to them about what to do, who to talk to, who to ask for help. in addition, there are those
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fundamentals. you want to think about organization. these kids are changing classes in sixth grade. they have to keep different notebooks. time management how do they get their projects done. how to increase their self-confidence by involving them in things they enjoy. you're not going to put your pee wee in football but he may want to play tennis. help them feel positive in their lives. >> and that will help boost their self-esteem in so many other yaz. you mentioned bullying be a big problem and more so as they get older. i imagine middle to high school that's a major issue for parents and kids. >> both. it's middle school into high school. it's all middle school. it's really being very careful of that. >> so we look out for bullying and those signs you mentioned earlier. jen, great to have you with us. i'm more relieved already. >> good. >> hope it's an easy transition. we are preparing to welcome usher to the plaza. his music old and new is coming your way as our "early summer concert series" continues. you don't want to miss it. stick around.
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lindsay lohan is taking a step back into the hollywood mainstream. she has a small part in the movie "machete," opening today. nancy o'dell is joining us with more. good to see you this morning. >> good to see you, too, erica. you know the question that everybody in hollywood is asking, of course, can "machete" cut through all the bad press lohan has gotten this year and can moviegoers separate lindsay's character. >> reporter: the stars rolled up in style for the los angeles premiere of "machete," co-star lindsay lohan's first film in three years, but she was a no-show. >> lindsay was asked not to be
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there because her personal problems would detract from the actual film. >> reporter: still lohan's filmmakers say her performance in "machete" is a razor sharp comeback. >> she's amazing. >> i can't wait for people to see it because it will remind them, oh yeah there's an actress behind all the distractions of the paparazzi. >> reporter: lohan's latest legal troubles began less than a year ago. she showed up more than an hour late to her beverly hills probation hearing. >> the court is also going to -- >> reporter: and it got even worse. in july she was a no show for an appearance and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days of rehab. she served only a fraction of those sentences. everybody is saying she got off easy when it came to the law. but do you think that she is paying careerwise? >> she's certainly paying careerwise. if she really wants to focus on her career she needs to surround herself with smart advisers smart people that can help her chose a role that's not a troubled personal backstory so she can achieve that career
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comeback she wants. >> love yeah. bye. >> reporter: it's easy to forget that before her run-ins before the law she was a much loved star with endless potential. dressed as a nun and toting a gun in "machete" might do little to remind audiences of her skills as an actress. >> in this movie she has threesomes with her mother naked for a big chunk of time a scene where her father picks her up from a drug den. it's hard to separate her real life and the acting right there. >> reporter: so you're not really going to be focusing on her performance? >> that's exactly right. >> and, unfortunately, it is hard to revive a film career when it's on what some are calling the hollywood equivalent of life support. as you'll recall, her last movie "i know who killed me" was one of the most notorious flops of 2007. we hope that doesn't happen this go round. >> not helpful when you look at all that. also as we heard from the hollywood reporter the role
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itself may not be the best vehicle for lindsay coming back, although obviously this was shot a little while ago. is there one particular role that could help her restart her career? >> i think her advisers are telling her and observers by watching say she needs to remind the public what a good actress she really is. and she really is. lindsey powers with the hollywood reporter suggested doing fallen apart in an ensemble drama then all the focus wouldn't be on lindsay. something that shows an image or emotions. perhaps she would follow robert done downey jr.'s lead. for example, he did "iron man," everybody said that was a can comeback. i think people would be pulling for him. >> and cease continuing to do well. she does have a little something coming up next which doesn't exactly fit that bill, does it nancy? >> no. doesn't, unfortunately.
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when you hear this you just go oh, no. it's not an action role or a role that will remind fans of lohan's more innocent times. she's set to play the lead in a movie called "inferno" which tells the story of linda lovelace. it actually is a role that could show her talents as an actress because she is playing the lead or once again be a role where people can't get past the nudity and risque scenes. we'll just have to wait and see what happens. >> there are reports out that britney spears' old manager is now taking on lindsay lohan's career. what do you know about that? >> i've heard some of those rumors as well. we've seen britney do a little comeback and every now and then we see a misstep again. you would hope whoever is out there advising lindsay will do some of these things we're talking about. the thing we remember about lindsay and everybody is tending to forget her beginning movie
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and she was this really cute freckle-faced kid we all loved and adored in "parent trap" and we want to see her go back to that and not go through these troubles. you know, the one thing i can say is that sometimes the bigger the fall that you take, the bigger the rise you can make. for lindsay, a lot of us are pulling for her out there. i've certainly interviewed her umpteen times. i have to say, she's a very nice young lady. i hope she gets it together -- >> and as the pendulum swings in terms of sympathy is starting to swing back in her direction. she comes out, does the "vanity fair," talks about -- they say she's really not addicted to prescription drugs, et cetera, et cetera. maybe, maybe you know -- and i think you're right. people really do love a comeback. >> absolutely. we saw it with britney spears and -- >> you mentioned "parent trap" but also "mean girls," she was fantastic in that movie. >> nancy, thank you.
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it is interesting because there are days that headlines come up on her story and you're like -- >> not again. >> not another one. >> everybody's always happy to open the door you know. >> and she's determined too. still ahead this morning, usher is h h
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it's 8:25 on this morning. wjz has weather and traffic together. let's start with marty. it is stuffy out there. it is humid with temperatures moving into the mid-70s. let's take a first look at first warning. if you do want to focus on earl as he is going to pass abeam of ocean city and move away from the area. the strongest band of rain we have seen in -- frankly in the past five hours now starting to move to the dome with those bands, ray, of course will be some increased win. let's -- wind. let's take a look at the
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forecast, mostly cloudy here on the western shore. 89 as the high. today it's a beautiful evening for us although. we'll be trending towards breezy clouds. back to you tomorrow breezier than this day with partly cloudy high of 80. wjztv traffic control. good morning. still a quiet morning in fact it's taking three-and-a- half hours almost to pick up our first accident of the morning on old fredrick is closed because of an -- you can take fredrick road instead disabled vehicle approaching on the left shoulder not causing any problems. they're down at waverly woods not causing any problems. watched for a downed tree between glen arm road. harper road you can take mark lane instead. there's a look at your drive times and speed pretty much at full speed. there's a live look at that. it doesn't look slow at all.
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this traffic report is brought to you by bills carpet. call 1877. -- back over to you. all eyes are on hurricane earl. our coverage of the category 2 storm from ocean city. good morning adam. >> reporter: good morning jessica. the outer bands are getting closer to ocean city, what we're seeing right now are bigger waves and some passing light rain showers that is expected to pick up in intensity as the day continues and officials here in ocean city say they are prepared for this storm which could bring some high wind gusts and beach oration. adam may wjz action news. we're learning new details about that hostage situation in silver spring. police have discovered that the gunman was armed and are trying to figure out whether he fired them at all. authorities found more explosives at his house.
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dave price. he's in ocean city maryland, this morning. he's got the latest check for us of not only your weather but also where hurricane earl is off to next. dave, good morning again. >> good morning to you guys. the waves really beginning to kick up here. just a reminder by the way, last week when danielle was making its round, as far out as it was, they did 500 rescues from the waters right off ocean city. now, keep in mind, there was one fatality last week. that's with a storm that was much further out than this storm will be. so, the rip current is going to be the most dangerous factor as we head through the holiday weekend up and down the eastern seaboard. we can't stress it enough. let's take a look as we head into the holiday, what it's going to b
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good morning. let's take a look at first morning doppler radar. it's gray and stuffy. i'm not going to rule out over the next couple of hours couple showers. as earl going to beaming and move away, i want to take a better look at ocean city because the stronger steadier rain we've been talking about through the morning is now finally approaching. this is no surprise, no change in the outlook. i think we all have
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quickly, earl a category 2, tropical storm warnings in effect from ocean city up to cape cod. hurricane warning for cape cod. winds still 105 miles per hour moving to the north-northeast at 18 miles an hour. that's it from here. bad day to be near the water. in fact, no one allowed in the waters off ocean city today. guys, into you in new york. >> all right dave. we'll take it. labor day weekend has been a popular time for weddings. it's often a beautiful week en. you could have the wind-swept beach, it's a long weekend. today, though, clear sign it could be a little rough. hurricane earl barrelling up the east coast. lauren cornet and christian are getting married tomorrow in the outer banks. they say no hurricane will stop them. lauren and christian are with us from kill devil hills. good morning. >> good morning, erica.
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>> good morning. how are you? >> we're doing great. you guys, from everything i've been told, you have a great attitude about this. lauren, you're saying the show must go on and so the wedding is going to take place, is that right? >> yeah. we're going to do what we can tomorrow. our wedding coordinator has been making a bunch of calls and making sure that this will happen tomorrow for us. >> so it's going to happen, but what at this point do you know is going to be different in terms of what you'll see versus what you had planned? >> depending on the level of wind and the amount of rain, we may or may not be able to put up the tent that's going to be on the sound side. we may have to take the reception part into a local restaurant that we have for our plan "b." >> you have a backup. christian, you know you may be missing a few people you wanted to be there, some guests at this point have already said they can't make it? >> yeah. a few of them are stuck at points north. you know we're still hoping
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most of them can get in. you know, a lot of them are hovering north of the bridge to get onto the outer banks. you know, this is supposed to clear up by later today. we're hoping that you know anyone who's seeing this you know, still come. it will be okay. we'll be eating outdoors tonight. >> there you go. as soon as you see the all-clear, the party will start. get on the bridge get on over. this is a special area. people would say, you know, there's -- it's hurricane season. it could be a little dicey this time of year. lauren i know this area holds a special area in both of your hearts. >> yeah. i mean, my family and i have been coming here since, you know, the mid-80s. we've had our house since 1992 so you know it's a really special place. christian and i have been here a couple different times together. so, you know rain or shine, it's still a special place and it's the place we want to get married. >> you have such a great altitude. lauren, i know a little nightmare scenario especially for a lot of ladies. did you really lose your engagement ring in the water? >> yeah,dy on monday. we were just you know hanging
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out in about knee-deep water, throwing a tennis ball you know, pretty harmless. you know i caught it. my hand went down into the water and my finger was, i guess, at the perfect straight angle and it slid right off. and then there was no way we were finding it. we looked for about 15 -- 45 minutes, actually. >> in the surf. you know we had probably ten people out there sort of combing the beaches, looking for it. the current's strong. it's pretty small. >> is it insured? >> it's like looking for -- it is insured. >> it's beautiful. but it isn't all about the ring. it's about the wedding and the life you two are starting together. you're starting off with a wonderful attitude. we wish you the best lots of sun for your wedding tomorrow and lots of love. >> thanks very much. >> now it's harry. >> it's been 15 years since usher first sang and danced his way to to the top of the charts. he was only 14 years old back
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♪ 'cause, baby, tonight the deejay got us ♪ ♪ fallin' in love again yeah, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ new york! ♪ so, dance, dance like it's the last ♪ ♪ last night of your life, life ♪ ♪ gonna get you right 'cause, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ ♪ keep downing drinks like this ♪ ♪ not tomorrow that just right now, now ♪ ♪ now, now, now, now gonna set the roof on fire ♪ jgonna burn this down down down ♪ ♪ down, down, down hands up ♪ ♪ when the music drops we both put our hands up ♪ ♪ put your hands on my body ain't i seen you before ♪
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♪ i think i remember those eyes eyes, eyes, eyes ♪ ♪ 'cause, baby, tonight the deejay got us ♪ ♪ fallin' in love again yeah, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us falling in love again ♪ ♪ so, dance, dance like it's the last ♪ ♪ last night of your life, life ♪ ♪ gonna get you right 'cause, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ 'cause, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ ♪ so, dance, dance like it's the last ♪ ♪ last night of your life, life ♪ ♪ gonna get you right 'cause, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us fallin' in love again ♪ 'cause, baby, tonight ♪ ♪ the deejay got us ♪ the deejay got us get your hands up ♪ ♪ get your hands up ♪ ♪ dance dance like it's the last last night of your life ♪ ♪ baby tonight deejay got us falling in love again ♪
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>> thank you so much. >> awesome, awesome. >> new york! >> yeah. i'm watching you from close up. this is what i see when i see you on stage. i see joy. what do you get from them when you're on this stage? >> man, it's the ultimate sense of connection with my fans. i do this music to make sure you guys enjoy it make sure you guys love it. which is why i decided to do it once again. even though we released an album earlier this year, i wanted to do something special for my fans. because i felt like i didn't get a chance to say everything to you. but when i'm -- when i'm connected right here, this is the best moment mine, other than with my children, this is the best moments i ever have. thank you, guys, so much.
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>> that's a good transition because your boys are here. and i hate to have to tell you this, but one of them fell asleep during your song. >> that's the other usher. we're in competition slightly so he's like boring. >> boring boring. what is best for you? when you're in the studio on or stage? >> oh man. on stage on stage. >> always? >> it's incredible to you know to create a record because you know the fans are going to love it, but you really want to get back to the stage. this is the moment -- these are the moments that last forever. i mean, you can't buy this. >> right. >> you know? you can, a ticket but moi point s it's not like a record. these moments are just for you. new york, this performance is just for you. what happens here won't happen again. >> do you know when you're in the studio and when it's all working, have you ever been wrong about a song where you thought, this is absolutely going to connect, and it doesn't quite -- have you ever been
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wrong? >> i mean, i've had a few moments like that. those records are, you know kind of like your personal favorites. like you don't want to let it go even though everybody's like, fine, it's your album, you can have what you want but, yeah everything might not necessarily connect. but there's a deeper story. i mean if you guys really listen to the lyrics, you pay attention to the notes that go into the artwork, which i don't know if you guys even buy albums anymore. do you buy albums or download them? you went and bought a physical copy? the artwork on this album is crazy. listen, the lyrics there's so many crazy messages inside the lyrics that not only speak to where i was at the moment but also may help you through your moment. >> great to have you here. >> thank you so much. >> i think we're ready for a little something else. >> classic r&b. >> yeah, we need a classic. >> they really reacted to the connection between the usher and female fan. >> this exemplifies it. >> let me take my jacket off. >> okay.
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>> how you feeling, y'all? anybody know this record? all of my ladies out there. ♪ >> new york, all of my females, this one's for you. ♪ there goes my baby ooh, girl, look at you ♪ ♪ you don't know how good it feels to call you my girl ♪ ♪ there goes my baby loving everything you do ♪ ♪ ooh, girl, look at you ♪ ♪ bet you ain't know that i be checking you out ♪ ♪ when you be putting your heels on ♪
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♪ i swear your body's so perfect, baby ♪ ♪ how you work it baby, yeah ♪ ♪ i love the way that you be poking it out ♪ ♪ girl, give me something to feel on ♪ ♪ so, please believe we're going to be checking it out ♪ ♪ by the end of the night, baby ♪ ♪ i've been waiting all day to wrap my hands ♪ ♪ around your waist ♪ wouldn't trade this feeling for nothing ♪ ♪ not even for a minute and i'll sit here ♪ ♪ long as it takes to get you all alone ♪ ♪ but as soon as you come walking my way ♪ ♪ you gon' hear me say ♪ ♪ there goes my baby ooh, girl, look at you ♪ ♪ you don't know how good it feels to call you my girl ♪ ♪ there goes my baby
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there she go there she go ♪ ♪ ooh, girl, look at you ♪ ♪ listen girl i feel like it's our first time every time we get together ♪ ♪ loving you feels better than anything ♪ ♪ everything with all my heart ♪ ♪ you don't need a ring and i promise i'll come away ♪ ♪ there goes my baby loving everything you do ♪ ♪ ooh, girl, look at you ♪ ♪ there goes my baby there she go there she go ♪ loving everything you do ♪ ♪ ooh, girl, look at you ♪
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snchltd there goes my baby ♪ ♪ there goes my girl ♪ ♪ you love love love ♪ ♪ there goes my baby loving everything you do oh girl look at you ♪ >> love you, ladies. stay tuned. more with usher as "the early show" continues. we'll be right back. ññññññññññññññçñ
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have a great labor day weekend. one more song from usher, everybody! ♪ ♪ new york city ♪ ♪ say yeah ♪ ♪ yeah man ♪ ♪ come on ♪ ♪ let's go ♪ ♪ in the club with my homeys ♪ ♪ keep it down on the low key because you know how it is ♪ ♪ from the claims she was in my ear you would think she knows me so decided to chill ♪ ♪ she had me ♪ ♪ come on ♪ ♪ oh she was saying come get me ♪ ♪ so i got her to the floor ♪
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♪ she told me ♪ ♪ got my girl ♪ ♪ yeah yeah ♪ ♪ next thing i know she was screaming ♪ ♪ yeah yeah ♪ ♪ yeah yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ she's all up in my head now got me thinking that it might good idea to take her with me 'cause she's ready to leave ♪ ♪ now i gotta keep it real now 'cause on a one-to-ten she's a certified 20 and that just ain't me ♪ ♪ 'cause i do know if i take that chance just where is it gonna lead ♪ ♪ but what i do know is the way she dance makes shorty all right with me ♪ ♪ the way she getting low i'm like yeah just work that out for me ♪ ♪ she asked for one more dance
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and i'm like yeah how the hell am i supposed to leave and i said ♪ ♪ yeah yeah shorty got down to come and get me ♪ ♪ yeah yeah i got so caught up i forgot she told me ♪ ♪ yeah yeah 'cause if my girl knew it'd be best to hold me ♪ ♪ yeah yeah next thing i knew she was all up on me screaming ♪ ♪ yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ ♪ let me hear you clap ♪ ♪ let me clap ♪ ♪ rock away rock away rock away ♪ ♪ and cut jj
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because of earl sitting offshore. earl is not starting to deliver. and he begins to bit off being well offshore. this is steadier heavier rain we've been waiting for. the folks there are getting
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some shower activity. let's take a look at the forecast. there's a split look at the state today, mostly cloudy, west 89. rain and winds east with temperatures on the cooler side. i think by late afternoon as we start to clear it out for great start to labor day weekends, 55 is low. breezy tomorrow. probably breezier than today with hurricane sitting offshore. partly cloudy, 80 degrees is going to be in the high. jeff, take it away. marylanders are keeping an eye as we're heading, news our coverage with category news storm from ocean city. adam. >> reporter: as hurricane earl gets closer to ocean city you can see the waves are picking up with intensity right now. yesterday they were around 6 feet high. today we're seeing maximum waves. high tide was hours ago and the water is still high up on the beach. we're seeing some wind gusts,
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nothing strong enough but that's going to change as the day continues and officials here say they are prepared for this storm. adam may wjz eyewitness news back to you on television hill. there are unanswered questions after sudden death of 18-year-old catherine. she collapsed wednesday while playing volleyball. she was taken to a hospital where she later died. there's no known cause. she was a recent category from mcdonough school where memorial has been set up. court hearing today for man facing charges after videotaping his traffic stop. he'll file a motion to dismiss the charges against him. he base the charges under state's wiretapping law. new details in the murder trial former city councilman ken harris at the baltimore sun, jury selection could take up to a week. three men are accused of shooting and killing harris during a robbery in 2008.
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jury selection will take up to a week because each defendant has his own lawyer who will question jury candidates. stay with wjz and first weather today at noon and for news and
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